It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder — infinitely prouder — to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of...
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
We are bound no longer by the straitjacket of the past and nowhere is the change greater than in our profession of arms. What, you may well ask, will be the end of all of this? I would not know! But I would hope that our beloved country will drink deep from the chalice of...
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
I realize that advice is worth what it costs–that is, nothing.
Up to fifty atomic bombs should be dropped on Chinese cities,
We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.
Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.
The inescapable price of liberty is an ability to preserve it from destruction
In war, you win or lose, live or die-and the difference is just an eyelash.
This does not mean that you are warmongers. On the contrary, the soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. But always in our ears ring the ominous words of Plato, that wisest of all philosophers: “Only the dead have seen the...
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.
In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.
a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past.
If you must fire do a good job-a few casualties become martyrs, a large number an object lesson. …When a mob starts to move keep it on the run. …Use a bayonet to encourage its retreat. If they are running, a few good wounds in the buttocks will encourage them. If they resist, they must...
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation
There’s no security on this earth, only opportunity.
Old Soldiers Never Die (Farewell Address to Congress),
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your...